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What China Can Do To Change North Korea

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with David Pressman, who represented the U.S. on the U.N. Security Council, about what the U.S. can do to influence China to put pressure on North Korea.

Police Fatalities On The Rise

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

A New York police officer was killed while parked in the Bronx. Her alleged gunman was later killed by police. More police have been killed on the job this year than at the same time last year.

Iraqi Forces Continue To Battle Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

U.S. and Iraqi commanders say the fight to push ISIS out of Mosul, Iraq is nearing its last few hundred yards.

Venezuela's Opposition Plans Referendum

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Opposition leaders in Venezuela plan to hold an unofficial plebiscite July 16 over President Maduro's designs for a constitutional rewrite.

Former DOJ Lawyer On Prosecuting Corporate Crime Under Trump

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Hui Chen, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's fraud division, tells Rachel Martin why she resigned from her position last month.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Poland, Final Battles For Mosul, Venezuela Violence

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is getting a warm welcome in Poland. Also, the last battles of Mosul are down to street fighting, and pro-government groups attacked lawmakers in Venezuela.

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.

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60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

On the anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's first meeting, revisit the church garden party that changed the course of popular music forever.

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., grew from 250 patients to 8,000. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the links between architecture and mental health.

(Image credit: National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum)

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Thousands Turn Out For March For Justice In Turkey

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:50am

People unhappy with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hit the road. Some 250 miles of road, from the capital Ankara to Istanbul.

U.S. Diplomatic Corps Is Being Hollowed Out, Bergmann says

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:49am

Rachel Martin talks to Max Bergmann, who worked at the State Department from 2011 until this year, and is now a senior fellow at the left leaning Center For American Progress.

Defending Champ Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot Dog Eating Record

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:11am

In a July 4 eating contest on Coney Island, Chestnut broke his own record eating 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes. In Washington, D.C., Molly Schuyler won a contest by eating 21 hamburgers in 10 minutes.

Irish Prime Minister's Socks Matched To Diplomatic Guest

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:04am

Leo Varadkar turned out to meet his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau wearing snazzy red socks emblazoned with maple leaves and Mounties.

Miami's Marlins Park Will Host Baseball's 2017 All-Star Game Next Week

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The Major League Baseball season pauses for its All-Star break next week. Rachel Martin talks to ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, who breaks down the season so far.

News Brief: North Korea Crisis Overshadows Trump's European Trip

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The U.S. has confirmed that North Korea fired a missile capable of reaching Alaska. President Trump leaves for Europe to discuss options with G20 leaders.

Commercial Real Estate Demand Softens, Investors Fret Trump Tax Cuts Won't Pass

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Revenue from President Trump's office buildings is falling. The problem: commercial real estate prices are declining. In New York, buildings are rising and older properties havw to compete harder.

In Iraq, Fight To Retake Mosul From ISIS Appears To Be In Its Final Stages

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Major General Joseph Martin, land component commander for the 23 countries fighting alongside Iraqi forces, on efforts to eradicate Mosul of Islamic State forces.

Traffic Solution Project In China Appears To Be An Investment Scam

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

A new kind of urban transport that was intended to beat traffic jams appears to have gone off the rails. That became clear when police arrested the inventor and his colleagues for illegal fundraising.

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